LibriVox recording of In a Bishop's Carriage, by Miriam Michelson. Read by Lee Ann Howlett.
Nancy 'Nance' Olden, a young and very pretty woman, is an accomplished liar and thief. Raised in a horrific orphanage, called the Cruelty by its occupants, Nance and her criminal boyfriend, Tom Dorgan, are pulling a con when the book begins. The results of their act propel Nance into a series of events that she could never have imagined. This was Miriam Michelson's first novel and it was considered a 'blockbuster' in its day. Ranked fourth on the list of bestsellers of 1904 by "Publishers Weekly," Michelson's book was a source of controversy due to the dubious ethics and morals of its heroine. (Summary by Lee Ann Howlett)
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January 22, 2013 Subject:
Loved the book, and Lee Ann Howlett is a GREAT reader, one of Libravox's very best! 10 stars!
June 21, 2012 Subject:
A slow start, but it winds up as the book goes along
I thought, after chapter one, that it was a bit weak, but this book has a strange shift of pace after the establishing chapter, and then becomes a sort of caper or "bad girl makes good" angle. Really interesting and suprisingly modern. Convincingly read.
May 25, 2012 Subject:
I liked it!
This was a good story. I love it when the underdog comes out on top. I also like stories where the character turns their life around. You will find that in this story and as usual Lee Ann is fabulous.
March 12, 2012 Subject:
I had never heard of the novel or author, but was looking for some light entertainment. Took a chance on this one since it is read by Lee Ann Howlett. The story is delightfully wicked. LOVED IT!
February 7, 2010 Subject:
A charming sentimental story of tough luck and redemption. Very well read by Lee Ann Howlett. Highly recommended.